Friday, 16 March 2012

This is my world

A view at the mouth of the Douro river as it flows into the Atlantic ocean.

A story behind: As I hustled down to the river and set up my D700 and 16-35, I already had an idea in my mind of how I wanted to compose the image: the foreground with stone stairs, long exposure time to soften the water and three lighthouses on the horizon. My lens already had my polarizer and I added the 3-stop soft-step ND Grad to balance the exposure of the bright areas of the sky with the pastel colored sea in the shaded foreground.

From the south the moisture-soaked clouds were approaching and the sky was lighting up for the sunset. I set my camera with the remote and sit on the stairs enjoying the view.

Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm. Polarizer. 3-stop soft-step ND Grad.


Shutter speed:
30 sec

Exposure bias:
0 EV

Focal Length: 22 mm

ISO: 200

Place taken ( map ): Porto, Portugal.

Date Taken: Thursday, March 15th, 2012, 18: 45



Gizeta said...


mina said...

I really love that you included such a detailed description - really interesting to hear your process. What a thoughtful image.

Maciek said...

@Gizeta: Thanks for visiting !
@Mina: Yes, I learned that searching back my blog was much more easy when I am keeping the "photo diary " with all the info.

Hilde said...

wonderful!!! love your pictures, great atmosphere! :-))) greats, Hilde

wrobelek_p said...

This is amazing. Beautiful colors and atmosphere.